June 29, 2017

"Are you okay?" is a question often asked by those who care about you. Most of the time we lie and respond "Yes, I'm fine." The truth behind that lie is that we sometimes are not “okay”. A life without struggles, without stress, does not exist.

- But that’s okay; the mo...

June 28, 2017

Out of the huts of history’s shame

I rise

Up from a past that’s rooted in pain

I rise

I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,

Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.

– “Still  I Rise” by Maya Angelou

I grew up thinking blackness wasn’t beautiful, particularly my blackness as a...

June 28, 2017

What’s your favorite movie genre? I am going to assume like many you love romantic comedies. You are enchanted by the idea that there is one magical person out there waiting to fall in love with you. This person will love you in ways that no one else can love you. I am...

June 28, 2017

During my childhood I was overweight, yet I wouldn’t say I had a particularly low self-esteem. I was a paradox; I was a “fat “girl who was satisfied with herself, yet unhappy with the consequences of society’s view of her body. I was an award winning public speaker, ac...

June 28, 2017

Searching tirelessly for affection might land you in a situation that may not be optimal. Love is natural, and like most things natural, this is something that should sprout organically. However, before someone can see the beauty in you, you must first find beauty with...

June 28, 2017

I remember two years ago when I was looking for a partner. The three questions I would ask myself were:

Is he cute?

Is he funny?

And is he thrilling?

I thought to my younger self, “Isn’t humor and  physical attraction the most important things when looking for a new lover?...

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